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Another 16 cases of coronavirus infection confirmed in Ukraine

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Another 645 people suspected of contracting a dangerous disease
22:22, 22 March 2020

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Another 16 cases of coronavirus infection are confirmed in Ukraine, thus 63 cases of coronavirus infection have already been confirmed in Ukraine. This is reported by Director General of the Center for Public Health Igor Kuzin.

"As of this time, we have 645 suspicions and 63 confirmed cases," he said on the Ukraine 24 TV channel on March 22 evening.

Kuzin added that over the past day 114 suspected coronavirus have been recorded.

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A sudden loss of smell — known as anosmia or hyposmia — could be a symptom of the coronavirus, even if patients experience no other symptoms, according to leading rhinologists in the UK, Business Insider reports.

In South Korea, China, and Italy, about a third of patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 have also reported a loss of smell — known as anosmia or hyposmia — leading ear, nose, and throat experts in the UK have reported.

"In South Korea, where testing has been more widespread, 30% of patients testing positive have had anosmia as their major presenting symptom in otherwise mild cases," the president of the British Rhinological Society Professor, Clare Hopkins, and the president of the British Association of Otorhinolaryngology, professor Nirmal Kumar, said in a joint statement.

The professors said that many patients around the world who have tested positive for COVID-19 are presenting only the symptoms of loss of smell and taste — without the more commonly recognized symptoms of high fever and coughing.

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